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Part 4: Wake up call

The clip begins with a side image of Sara sitting in a café and looking down at her cell phone, as the narrator introduces the setting. “Sara is stressing out about leaving Martín’s party early when she gets a text from her new boyfriend.”

The message says, “hey babe what’s up?”

From the right side of the screen, an image of a guy in a white shirt moves in and pushes out the image of Sara. Sara’s responding text appears in the top-left corner of the screen, and we hear her voice read it. “thinking bout kim.”

The image moves closer to focus on the guy’s hand and his cell phone. His text message appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen. We hear his voice read it. “why?”

The screen changes, and an image of Sara holding her cell phone appears. She texts, “she got messed up at a party,” and we see the text message in the bottom-right corner.

Footage and sounds from the party move in as Sara texts, “and hooked up with some guy.” The text message appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

From the left side of the screen, the image of the guy’s hand holding the cell phone moves onto the screen. Kim’s new boyfriend says, “so.”

Back at the café, Sara responds by saying “she didn’t play it safe.”

Trying to make her feel better, he responds “sw, u worry 2 much.”

His comment only frustrates Sara, and she shares the secret she’s been keeping.

The screen fades to black and transitions to an image of Kim cuddling up next to Pete at the party as Sara responds, “so what?!? now she has HIV.”

The image of the party shrinks and moves across the bottom of the screen to show the guy’s hand holding his cell phone. Kim’s new boyfriend receives the text message. The screen widens to show his face—it’s Pete, the guy Kim hooked up with at the party.

He thinks to himself, “what …no way …HIV…”

The clip ends with Sara at the café.  The narrator summarizes: “Will Sara figure out how to help Kim?”

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